Obituary Notices.
THE REV. JAMES GEORGE WILLIAMS, V.D.



YACR 1913 Annual Report, vol38 p180-181.

THE REV. JAMES GEORGE WILLIAMS, V.D.
Vicar of Ranmoor, Sheffield, 1889-1913,
and an Honorary member of the Association.


  The death of Mr. Williams removes from amongst the Sheffield Clergy one of the most cheerful and energetic members. A warm friend of both rich and poor alike, he used his position as Vicar of one of the richest parishes in Sheffield in ever advocating the needs of others not so well provided with the things of this world. He was seized with a paralytic stroke in October, 1912, and for eight months bore with patience much suffering and weakness until called away on the 5th of June, 1913,

  During the time he was Vicar of Peel (Isle of Man) he rebuilt the Church and furnished it with a ring of eight, and also engaged an instructor from Sheffield to teach the fisher-folk change-ringing which, alas! they never learned. Mr. Williams always took a kindly interest in the doings of his own ringers as printedin the annual report, which he always read with much interest.

  The funeral took place at Fulwood on Saturday, June 7th, the first portion of the service being conducted in Ranmoor Church, the procession leaving there for Fulwood to the solemn ringing of muffled bells, and after the internment a half-muffled peal of Kent Treble Bob was rung by members of the local company.

  May he rest in peace.



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 See also New Vicar 1889 article   rmold07
and Outing to Peel 1890article   rmoutings13

    YACR 1913 Annual Report, vol38 p180-181.

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